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New GlideSoul Design is out!

It’s that time of year again when new wet suits start popping up and I start looking for this years’ set of kit. Obviously I’m still growing so last seasons GlideSoul wetsuits are a bit, ahem, tight now.  After spending the winter in a dry suit I can’t wait for it to get warm so the water is something other than freezing cold. It’s really hot right now, a few more days of this and I’ll be able to get out of my heavy wetsuit and into something I can move freely in. That makes a real difference, especially with Trick.

I’ve got my eye on the new GlideSoul range – the black and silver design is super cool looking. I love the options of long or short sleeves, and the wetsuits with the slightly longer leg look great. Now I just have to convince my Mum….off to get measured!

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BWSW Squad Support

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Got a great email last night. All the squad details of what’s expected of me, training wise, diet, drugs (!), social media presence…really exciting, but also really daunting because I can see how serious this is now.

My Mum has logged onto the ‘drugs’ website to check out my antihistamines and asthma puffers. The stuff I take for my stomach is okay, and the antihistamines are fine too. There’s a yellow warning on my Ventolin so we’ll head off to the doctors to make sure we really understand what dose is allowable. Oh the joys of asthma.

The big surprise was that there was some sponsorship money attached to making the squad. I’m so grateful for the help – every set costs £29 so it soon adds up. First steps to raising the money I need for my training expenses so its been a great day!

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Thule Bags

 

Yesterday a large parcel arrived for me – always a great addition to any day.  Inside were two fantastic Thule bags – just what I needed for competitions and travelling.

The first bag can be used as a back pack, a shoulder bag or a normal duffel bag and is the perfect size for my wet suits, gloves, towels and all the other stuff I carry around with me for training and comps.

The second bag was a large three event bag which will carry my jump skis, as well  as my trick and slalom ski’s plus all my ropes. It has big wheels so it won’t drag across the ground which makes it perfect for travel (especially overseas).

Thank you to Jodi Fisher and Thule for supporting me in my dreams.

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British Squad – So Excited

I’ve finally had the news I was waiting for – I made the British Squad!!!!!

This is super exciting as it means that I am one step closer to making the Under 14 team for Europeans! I can’t wait for competition season to start so I can show all the selectors what I have been working on all winter and get some scores on the ranking system, it’s going to be a really exciting season!

 

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Love my Glidesoul wetsuits

Being comfortable on the water is really important. I need to be able to stretch and reach without my wetsuits pulling or tugging anywhere. Most wetsuits don’t fit me – I’m thinner than some girls and find a lot of brands gap and are too baggy. It’s really irritating when I’m trying to concentrate on a trick, or slalom to be uncomfortable. So glad I found Glidesoul – they do some great suits in my favourite colour…blue..and really cool patterns. I love the black stripe – even though my coach, John Battleday, says I look like an old TV trying to get a signal!  Everyone else likes it though (but then they’re not watching my skiing through a mirror and trying to coach me!).